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Erdogan Guards Might Not Have Immunity to Beat Protesters in U.S.

U.S. News & World Report - 18 May 2017
Footage from the melee shows men mostly in suits, some reportedly armed, bypassing police officers separating pro- and anti-Erdogan activists. The men physically attack a group of protesters in Sheridan Circle near the Turkish Embassy, repeatedly ...

Erdogan moves to ban word 'arena' from sports stadiums as un-Turkish - 29 May 2017
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president, has launched a crackdown on the word “arena”, calling on sports stadiums to stop using the word because it is un-Turkish. Stressing the need for Turkey to develop its “own language”, Mr Erdogan said last week ...

Erdogan Says Follower of Gulen, His Rival, Killed Russian Envoy

New York Times - 21 Dec 2016
“There is no reason to hide that he's a member of the Feto network,” Mr. Erdogan was quoted as saying by Turkish news media, using the acronym for what the government calls the Fethullah Gulen terrorist organization. “All his connections, from where he ...

Malta Files: Erdogan linked to tanker buy

TradeWinds (subscription) - 29 May 2017
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family own a EUR 26.5m ($29.64m) tanker, according to documents revealed by a group of European newspapers. Erdogan has been linked to the purchase of Turkish owner Palmali Shipping's 13,000-dwt ...

Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'

EURACTIV - 29 May 2017
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Angela Merkel of his displeasure over Germany's reportedly giving asylum to troops accused of links to last year's failed coup, he said in an interview published on Saturday (27 May). As he met the German ...

Turkey's leader confronted by France, Germany at NATO summit

Washington Post - 25 May 2017
BRUSSELS — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was confronted by key allies France and Germany with diplomatic complaints despite him traveling to Brussels to celebrate the unity of the NATO alliance. French President Emmanuel Macron and ...

Tunisi's dream, Erdogan's nightmare

Open Democracy - 29 May 2017
Instead, it was discussed mostly as a political problem or a sociological phenomenon during those decades leading up to Erdoğan's hard slog to near-absolute power. Even during the Justice and Development Party (AKP)'s first decade, Islamism was hardly ...

Erdogan returns as chief of Turkey's ruling party

CNN - 21 May 2017
The tentacles of Erdogan's crackdown have also reached the country's universities and media organizations, once bastions of free thought and expression in Turkey. Academics and journalists considered critics of the government have been imprisoned for ...

Putin and Erdogan want deeper strategic partnership: Kremlin

Reuters - 27 May 2017
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan confirmed in a phone call their mutual desire for a deepening of the strategic partnership between their two countries, the Kremlin said on Saturday. The Kremlin said the two leaders ...

Putin, Erdogan discuss permanent settlement in Syria

AMN Al-Masdar News (registration) - 28 May 2017
The leaders exchanged greetings on the 25th anniversary of the Treaty on the Principles of Relations between the Republic of Turkey and the Russian Federation,” signed on May 25, 1992. Putin wished success to Erdogan, who had been elected leader of ...

Erdoğan commemorates anniversary of Istanbul's conquest

Daily Sabah - 28 May 2017
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan marked the 564th anniversary of Istanbul's conquest by an Ottoman sultan Sunday. In a statement to commemorate the anniversary of the conquest by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, Erdoğan said, "Istanbul, which had ...

Enes Kanter reportedly subject of arrest warrant by Turkey

Washington Post - 27 May 2017
Enes Kanter is reportedly the subject of an arrest warrant issued Friday by Turkey, his home nation. The Oklahoma City Thunder center has been an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and he recently expressed gratitude at being ...

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